Auction 487 / Lot n° 72

BOCCACCIO, Giovanni (1313-1375) - Le Decameron. London [but Paris]: 1757-1761. A fine copy of this sought after richly illustrated edition of Boccaccio. 5 volumes, 8vo (203 x 130mm). Portrait, frontispieces, 22 plates in each volume for a total of 115 plates engraved by Gravelot, Boucher, Cochin and Eisen, engraved by Aliamet, Baquoy, Flipart, Legrand, Lemire, Lempereur, numerous head and tail pieces (some browning and spotting). Contemporary calf, triple gilt fillet border, gilt spine and inlays, marbled endpapers (hinges and spine ends a bit worn, extremities rubbed). Provenance: Robert Nossam (bookplate). (5)

Auction: 22 September 2020 at 10:30

Estimate € 1,000 - 1,500

Sold € 900
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